30 Lesson 11-Mike and Pete
Pete: Mike, What would you like to be when you grow up?
Mike: I don’t know, maybe a pilot. No, no. That’s dangerous.I know! I’d like to be a computer programmer.
Mike: Isn’t it clear? Then I could play computer games all day long.
Pete: That sounds great!
Mike: What about you? A journalist maybe?
Pete: Definitely not. You know I’m bad at writing. I would like to be a detective.
Mike: You mean like Inspector J?
Pete: Look, it says here that I have all the right qualities. I’m patient, I’m brave, I’m hard-working and I’m clever.
Mike: OK, Mr Perfect. Let’s solve one mystery! How come you got an F in the History test if you are so clever and hard-working?
Pete: Yes, that’s a real mystery that even the best detective in the world couldn’t solve.
Play and Learn
Look at the photos and name the professions.
Types of jobs
Many skills for one job
Hello, I’m Daniel and I have a job in which I have to know many different things. What do you think I do? Am I a journalist, a secretary, a teacher or a librarian? Look at this list!
One of the most important things for me is to be organized. I am always on time and I can make plans for a whole month, or even year. Sometimes, I can do two or more things at the same time, to finish all the work I have.
I have to be polite and know how to speak to different people who come to the office. I am also nice to anyone who calls. I can answer up to a hundred calls every day.
I must know a lot about computers, printers, and other devices. I use them every day. I can even fix a printer myself!
Sometimes, I also have to cook. My boss says I can make some of the best coffees and sandwiches she’s ever eaten. However, I don’t like it very much. I prefer my other work to cooking.
Task: Write a description of your parent’s job. Read it and let your classmates guess what it is.
- What do your mum or dad do every day?
- How do they have to behave at work?
- What can they do?
- Which things do they like and which not about their jobs?